10th August 2015

Trak Global hires Bob Skerrett to spearhead telematics growth

Trak Global, the leading UK telematics technology business that also owns Carrot Insurance, has announced that Bob Skerrett will join the business in the new role of MD Insurance Division.

Bob will report to Trak Global chief executive Nick Corrie and takes up his appointment this month (August 2015).

Nick said: “We are delighted that someone of Bob’s calibre is joining the senior team at Trak. He has a proven record of applying telematics technology to generate value for customers, insurers and brokers. He has worked with insurance leadership teams to identify opportunities and implement innovative propositions.  His insurance contacts and understanding of what matters to insurers, as buyers of our services, will help us deliver even more value to our current and future insurance industry partners.”

Nick went on to say that he sees the major challenge for the industry as delivering growth in new customer segments. “Telematics has struggled to move beyond the UK’s 400,000 young drivers in personal lines insurance or to gain the traction it could in fleet insurance.   Trak Global is fully focused on bringing telematics to the mass market in both personal and commercial lines, and Bob’s decision to join the business is a key step in that direction.”

Bob said: “The opportunity to work at Trak Global is extremely exciting, and I look forward to helping the business achieve its long term strategic aims.” He explained that Trak Global telematics technology underpins RSA’s direct to consumer telematics proposition, MORE TH>N SM>RT WHEELS. “I have been very impressed by what Trak Global has achieved in partnership with RSA, and that partnership will, I am sure, continue to grow and prosper.”

Prior to joining Trak Global, Bob spent seven years with RSA, the international insurer, where he was most recently UK Telematics Director.  Bob joined RSA in 2008 to work for the then UK CEO, Adrian Brown, and went on to become director of personal lines broking distribution.  Before he joined RSA, he spent nearly 11 years with Ernst & Young LLP, where he specialised in the insurance sector.  He graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Chemistry in 1997.